Each year millions of applicants aspire for competitive based government jobs, where often the most innocuous of general knowledge information could prove to be the cutting edge between success and failure at cracking the examination. Be it the country's most prestigious competitions for induction into IAS & IPS or state civil services, banking services, Indian railways, the armed forces or others; at the competitive examination the candidate is bound to face multi-disciplinary questions that will test one's general awareness and knowledge about subjects other that one is master at. Put together by an experienced battery of authors led by Dr Binay Kiran, the Lucent's General Knowledge is spread out over 10 Chapters that deal with general knowledge information about history, Indian polity and constitution, geography, economics, physics, chemistry, biology, computers and other important information. Those headed into competition examinations would certainly find the information packed in this ready reckoner most suitable; it will also prove a good companion for those who are serious participants at quiz contests and even for those who like to keep their general knowledge regularly updated. The book presents brief but comprehensive enough information about the subject under a given topic, in a easy to understand language with a logical flow that is easy to remember and recall at critical moments. Important names, places and dates have been duly highlighted, facts are placed in bullet points and the graphic illustrations make remembering the information presented easy to grasp. Not expensive or heavy to carry around, the good print of this paperback reference book is comfortable to read at any time.